I have had this vacuum for well over year now and although we are a family of four with two VERY messy kids, this vacuum is as good today as the day I bought it. It vacuums up every speck of dust, paper, crud, general bits and bobs and the casing is so sturdy and well made, there isn't a scratch or chip on it (even though daughter number 1 likes to sit it straddled and play cars!). The only gripe I have is that where I live, it is a little difficult to get replacement bags for Sanyo vacs. Don't ask me why, I didn't think Sanyo vacs were particularly rare, however I usually have to get them ordered in from the vac bag shop. Oh well you can't have everything can you? Anyway, I would definitely recommend this vacuum, it was reasonably priced and I call it my old faithful (as in the past we have tended to wear vacuums out in about ten months).
After years of making do with my mum and dad's old hoover I finally scraped my pennies together and invested in this powerful piece of modern technology! There is fundementally nothing wrong with this particular model; it looks nice does it's job and although a little bit heavy is equipped with all the gadgets and gizmo's to get those cleaning jobs done... However!!!! This was just too powerful for me! Yes it sucks up dust and dirt but unfortunately it sucks up everything else to!!! You have to be really careful with carpets, steer well clear of shoe laces and watch out for trailing items of any kind!! The worst experience I had was when I accidentally ran over the lead... whir whir nasty grating sound and major stink of burning rubber! My vaccuum had shaved off all the plastic coating and the lead was down to bare wire! Luckily I didn't get electrocuted!!! If you are a responsible tidy minded adult who doesn't hoover around the clutter but tidies first then this will suit you.... if on the other hand you're a bit accident prone and scatty steer well clear!!
Short name: Sanyo SCA102